TokyoFlash does a nice line in watches that are effectively impossible to read, but bizarrely, sell by the bucketload. And its latest effort is the TokyoFlash Q version from the Twelve 5-9 design studio.
Sticking to the tried and trusted formula of no hands or digits, this metallic timepiece has a face featuring ‘a contoured undulating effect as if the metal itself is alive’. And telling the time is no less clear, using ‘the established 12-5-9 method’ of 12 hours, 5 groups of 10 minutes and 9 single minutes, with each LED line highlighting the hours and minutes by how far up the lines go.
Not the kind of timepiece you want after six pints of lager, but if you want an interesting talking point, it could be for you. It retails online for 15,900 Yen.
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